Case marking on adjectives (Northern Mansi)

NoAdjCase: Case is not marked on adnominal adjectives.

(1) jomas χum
good man
’good man’ (Kálmán 1976: 66)

(2) jomas χum-nǝl
good man-abl
’from a good man’ (S. D.)

(3) jomas χum-ǝt-nǝl
good man-pl-abl
from good men’ (Kálmán 1976: 66)

There is no agreement between the modifier and its head in Northern Mansi (Riese 2001), thus adjectives in abnominal position cannot take case affixes (3) (Kálmán 1976: 66-7).


Szilvia Németh